from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Geneva, Switzerland, or its inhabitants.
  • adj. Of or relating to the teachings of John Calvin in Geneva; Calvinistic.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Geneva, Switzerland.
  • n. A Calvinist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. From, or pertaining to, Geneva
  • n. Someone from Geneva.
  • n. A supporter of Genevanism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Geneva, in Switzerland; Genevese.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Geneva.
  • n. A supported of Genevanism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Geneva in Switzerland.
  • n. An inhabitant of Geneva; a Genevese.
  • n. An adherent of Genevan or Calvinistic theology; a Calvinist. See Calvinism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or resident of Geneva
  • n. an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin


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  • On all accounts the Genevan was the better and was driving out its rival.

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  • The completed French or 'Genevan' Psalter was published in 1562.

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  • But to a Genevan magistrate, whose mind was occupied by far other ideas than those of devotion and heroism, this elevation of mind had much the appearance of madness.

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  • Part of what I believe, as a Presbyterian whose theological heritage is found in the Genevan reformation, is that when my understanding of what the Bible says is in conflict with science or history, or archeology, or with any other way of knowing objectively what is true, the problem isn't science and the problem isn't the Bible.

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  • He was equally drawn to Lake Geneva by his deep admiration for the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the great Genevan writer and forerunner of Romanticism.

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  • Fab fashion photog and fellow Genevan (with Kim) Pamela Hanson.

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  • Similarly, the story of François de Bonivard, a Genevan monk held captive in the castle's dungeons for four years by the Savoys, was the inspiration behind Byron's poem The Prisoner of Chillon.

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  • Setting the bar this high for purposes of allowing some infliction of pain for purposes extracting a confession, or coercion, is to contradict both the letter and the spirit of the Genevan Conventions.


  • "Fragile Beauties" exhibits 18th-century European and Chinese ceramic figurines, sophisticated containers and subtle trompe-l'oeil pieces alongside rare Strasbourg faience, Meissen and Saint-Cloud porcelain from a collection assembled by a Genevan art lover.

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  • Germaine de Staël, the Paris-born daughter of a Genevan banker (Jacques Necker, who would become Louis XVI's finance minister), was throughout her love life "always throbbing with energy," Ms. Winegarten writes.

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